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The man whose firm and equal mind

The man whose firm and equal mind

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 the man, whose firm and equal mind
To solid glory is inclin'd,
Determin'd will his path pursue,
And keep the godlike prize in view.

2 His calm, undaunted, manly breast,
Of virtue, honour, truth possest,
Will stem the torrent of the age,
And fearless tread this mortal stage.

3 Amidst th' assailing ills of life,
Pride, passion, malice, envy, strife,
He'll act his part without disguise,
Intrepid, gen'rous, just, and wise.

4 In conscious rectitude secure,
This man unshaken shall endure
Of human woes the num'rous train,
Oppression, bondage, sickness, pain.

5 And when, at last, th' eternal Pow'r
Shall fix th' irrevocable hour,
That solemn hour which none can fly,
Since 'tis decreed that all must die:

6 Conscious of sov'reign mercy near,
Its voice shall banish ev'ry fear;
While faith and hope in joys to come
Waft him to realms beyond the tomb.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #334

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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First Line: The man whose firm and equal mind
Author: Thomas Jervis

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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #334Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #334Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #334TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #387Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H106Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #387Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #387Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d591
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d593
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #327Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #387Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d231
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